New members, etc.
- Greetings fellow SCA brewers,
We have had several new brewers join lately and now have over 120 members on this list. This is great and I am really pleased this has developed in to a great central location for SCA brewers to communicate and try to further our craft within the society. Things have been a bit quiet, as is the nature of this list to go through quiet spells, and I just wanted to let all the new members know that there is a crowd of SCA brewers out here, and not to worry. Because the focus of this list is reasonably narrow we often go through these spells. But, if you have any questions or information to share concerning anything related to brewing (historic or just general questions) or of interest to other brewers/drinkers in the SCA feel free to chime in.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled summer camping events.
Lord Nathi O'Peatain
Brewer of the Stumble Inn
Kingdom of the Outlands
- Greeting ya'll
I'm fairly ne to the group, been lurking for
about a month or so, and pretty new to brewing
as well. I've got a 5 gal. batch of Cyser
going, started on July 15, and just racked it
clear the lees over the weekend.
When I tried a bit of it to see how things were
progressing, I noticed a bitter, chemical taste.
Aroma, color were good (according to a more
experienced firend who was helping me) but we
were both puzzled about the taste. It's not
strong, or even obtrusive but a slightly bitter
I've read as much as I can get my hands oe, and
figure that it's just a high tannin level from
the cider that may mellow as the fermentation
progresses, or I might have to fine it out.
Any suggestions for a good, preferably period,
fining for mead?